Computer Science - Application to Master Program

The department has established English Master Programs in Computer Science. These programs are part of the regular one subject master degree program in Computer Science (Master 1-Fach Informatik).

The application deadline for summer semester 2018 is on January 15th, 2018!

Frequently Asked Questions


As the application for the first semester is to be made via uni-assist please visit the website of our International Center

Please note that the application deadline for summer semester 2018 is January 15th (starting for a summer semester).

For any further information please contact

Study Program Starting 04/2018

International Master’s Program, Dept. of Computer Science, Kiel University

2018 - 2020

Term Module Credits Category
Summer 2018   German 1 6 Open Elective
Inf-MaLearn Machine Learning 6 Practical CS
Inf-CV Image-based 3D Scene Reconstruction 8 Elective CS
Inf-GSoZu Introduction to Formal Software Analysis 8 Elective CS
Winter 2018   German 2 6 Open Elective
Inf-CG Computer Graphics 8 Practical CS
Inf-PatRec Pattern Recognition 6 Elective CS
Inf-ESSS Engineering Secure Software Systems 4 Theoretical CS
Inf-SEPDS Software Engineering for Parallel and Distributed Systems 8 Elective CS
Summer 2019 Inf-AdvAlg Advanced Topics on Algorithms 6 Theoretical CS
Inf-EntEinSys Embedded Real-Time Systems 8 Elective CS
Winf-SemDMML Seminar - Data Mining and Machine Learing on Social Media and Open Data 5 Seminar
Inf-MPFSV Advanced Project - Formal Software Verification 10 Advanced Project
Winter 2019   Master Thesis 30  

Admission requirements for the english MSc program in Computer Science

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor's degree or a comparable University's Degree in Computer Science with a regular period of university education of three years or more and 180 ECTS credit points or more. The degree program of applicants should be comparable to the Bachelor's degree in Computer Science of Kiel University. Thus, it should cover advanced programming techniques as well as basic education in mathematics, logics, and automata theory. In cases these topics where not part of the Bachelor degree program,  the admission to the master degree program will be linked with preconditions to fulfil courses like "Logic in CS", "Advanced Programming" and/or "Theory of Computation". These preconditions can be up to 30 ECTS (one semester) and have to be fullfilled after the first year. These ECTS are not part of the master degree program.

In order to judge the content and comparability of the degree program an official module handbook has to be submitted. In case of unavailability of an official handbook module descriptions approved by the offering institution of higher education are accepted. To avoid unnecessary paper piles it is also allowed to provide a link to an official online handbook. The module handbook needs to be provided either in German or English language.

Knowledge of English is expected to be good which should be evidenced by one of the following conditions:

  • TOEFL-ITP (Paper-based test) score of 550 or equivalent test result e.g. IELTS 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency, Oxford Higher Certificate, International Certificate Conference ICC Stage 3 (Technical)

  • Bachelor's Degree with English as language of instruction

  • University entrance certificate with English as language of instruction

CAU demands no tuition fee but a so called „Semesterbeitrag“. This is to cover public transport and administrative tasks of the University. The current amount of the Semesterbeitrag can be found here.